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In one of the biggest seizures in the state, the Nagaland police busted smugglers with 290 gold bars weighing 48.14 kg and drugs worth around ₹29 crores.
The ADGP(Administration), Nagaland, Sandeep M. Tamgadge said that the Nagaland police received a tip-off about the smuggling, and conducted separate operations on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the narcotic check-points at Khuzama in Kohima.
Informing the media at Kohima, ADGP Tamgadge said that the police personnel intercepted a vehicle (XUV-300 bearing Reg. no. MN-01AS-1325) on the Kohima-Imphal Highway on Sunday with gold bars hidden inside the cover of the gear lever.
A total of 29 packets was recovered with each containing 10 gold bars worth about ₹22.78 crores.
The gold was seized and two people were arrested. The two were identified as Saurabh Singh(35) and Pawan Kumar(45), both residents of Uttar Pradesh.
Another 7 individuals were arrested from the same spot during three separate operations carried out on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The drugs recovered were 1.84 kg Heroin and 1 kg Opium worth over ₹6.50 crores.